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In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he's vowed to fight

May. 17, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America." ...

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he's vowed to fight

May. 16, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America." ...

Virginia high school senior pens and publishes novel

May. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some people used downtime in the pandemic to master the baking of banana bread or learn TikTok dances. Samson McCune wrote a novel. The Albemarle High School senior self-published “Annihilated” in September 2021. He started working on...

Internet troll faces trial after Capitol riot plea fizzles

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge scheduled a trial next year for a far-right internet troll after the man, known to his social media followers as “Baked Alaska,” balked at pleading guilty on Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan...

Ex-official pleads guilty to attempted witness tampering.

May. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former commissioner of revenue for a Virginia county has pleaded guilty to attempted witness tampering, and his son pleaded guilty to a related charge of heroin distribution, prosecutors said. Larry Vernon Snow, 73, pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge...

$15M award, some legal closure for Yeardley Love’s family

May. 05, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

Sharon Love wrote the words down so she wouldn’t forget what the jury concluded: that George Huguely V had acted in a willful, wanton way, resulting in the death of her daughter Yeardley. “It was to make a point that, in fact, it was intentional,” Love, of Cockeysville, said....

Jury awards $15M in damages in UVA lacrosse player's killing

May. 02, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player is liable for fatally beating his girlfriend in 2010 and must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found Monday. George Huguely V is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in the...

Lawyer at Kentucky school hired to be UVA's lead counsel

Apr. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An attorney working at the University of Kentucky has been hired as the new top lawyer for the University of Virginia. Attorney General Jason Miyares on Friday revealed Cliff Iler will become senior assistant attorney general and university counsel to...

Mom, sister of slain UVA lacrosse player testify in lawsuit

Apr. 28, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a former women's lacrosse player at the University of Virginia broke into tears during her testimony Thursday as she described the moment when she learned her daughter was dead. Sharon Love said she thought at first that her daughter had...

Man serving time for UVa lacrosse player's death takes stand

Apr. 27, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player serving time for the murder of his ex-girlfriend testified Wednesday in a wrongful death lawsuit that the only mental image he has of her death was of blood coming out of her nose, and that he doesn't remember breaking...